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    Ride On A Train.

    Today is like every other day. I board the train quickly-can't be late. I choose a seat near the back. Few sit there. The light is broken, but that's fine. I don't need a light today. Alone I sit, lost in my thoughts, swirling, swirling. ..A slight noise startles me back to...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 16 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    I tend to be an optimist.

    Which is ironic since I worry and stress about almost everything. I have found, though, that even when the bad things happen, something good comes down the road. It's generally just a matter of time for the reasons to show themselves. The world has a way of balancing things out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I always believe when something delays you from

    your original plan, no matter how frustrating it is it was meant to benefit you in the long run.
    ksas ksas 41-45, F 12 Responses Jul 15

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    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I just walked outside my front door to y house

    and IMMEDIATELY saw a shooting star! Should I make a wish?! Any suggestions?
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I truly do. Everything is a part of

    who you are. Even people coming into your life or crossing paths. There can even be those rare people you meet and have an instant connection and very deep bond and feelings for very quickly. One person can alter and change your life for the better.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    countrybeautiful countrybeautiful 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    If u call. A girl pretty she well forget in a

    hour. Call a girl. UGLY. She'll remember her entire life
    CookiePandas CookiePandas 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    you are my inspiration!

    it's all in your eyes and I know am addicted to your happy smiles.......
    ICash ICash 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I think I fixed your marriage It was broken .

    .. You had been tossed aside for over a year ... When we had our first date When you said wow As you walked up my steps You were so relieved that you were taller than me until I put on my heels I thought you were such a gentlemen to open the care door for me. We had such a...
    momacods momacods 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Knowing you can live without someone

    but not wanting to is the ultimate dilemma. Do you stay still due to a sense of safety, real or imagined? Do you leave, closing the door to a past that helped define you up until now? Change is something that is coveted by many but feared by everyone at the same time. How do...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 20 Responses May 28

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    Yes everything happens

    for a reason but sometimes the hard part is finding the reason
    Larapshasuraka Larapshasuraka 18-21, F 8 Responses May 5

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    Everything does happen

    for a reason. And that reason may not always be clear to you at the time. Things seem unfair or like it just doesn't make any sense but you got to trust ur that there is in fact a reason and that things will fall together in time. Remember, there are NO coincidences.
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have always leased new cars.

    When my lease was up in 2014 I decided to buy an older model car for cash over having payments. I bought the car from my sister's boyfriend's sister. She bought the car from the original owner but did not know the guy. For some reason I've always felt the original owner left a...
    fla0range fla0range 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I know it's probably

    for the best, but it just hurts to lose people that you care for, especially when it's around the same time. I just hope that eventually it will be the best thing for my future, but for now I have to find a way to get through this pain.
    AnnisaMycole AnnisaMycole 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I do believe everything happens

    for a reason. My dad died when I was about 5 or 6 and I only have one memory of being with him. But I'm thankful because I at least remember him. I know that it's hard for my mom to raise 5 kids and she'll give her last penny to make us...
    searching4him searching4him 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 25

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    hi guys. yes I believe everything happens

    for a reason, but I can't figure out why this happened. Yes,this is really embarrassing. It happened with my mom. we were both at the park,and my mom wanted to sign up for this sport game thing. But here comes trouble- the lady that hated my moms guts was the host. I think my...
    lilygaga lilygaga 41-45, T 1 Response Jun 30

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    It wasn't a waste of time

    if you learned something 👌
    recklesssxo recklesssxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    So my mother passed away 3 months ago

    and looking back? The past two years of my life and all that i went through was a clear build up of much needed strengths n such to be able to tackle and face such a heart ache. So yes i believe and am living proof of just that. Everything does exactly that - happens for a...
    TheRisenOne TheRisenOne 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Played for a fool. However,

    I suspected it the whole time. And I enjoyed every minute of it. Check please! See you around guys ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 30

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    I don't believe that everything happens

    for a reason. I believe in chance. Things happen from a cause, and that cause was made by chance.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I went through a divorce,

    3yrs now!day one,I felt as if I wasn't going to make it!3 yrs later,I'm doing better than ever.
    dafalcon dafalcon 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I'm letting go of my past to embrace my future.

    Keeping my load light and my heart full of love.
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 4

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    We don't meet people by accident.

    They are meant to cross our path for a reason...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 5

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    I spent the last 8 months .

    .. Thinking... Learning about myself... And crying of course there was crying... I was sad ... I felt alone and like I would never be happy again.. I tried a few dates and felt no spark ... I was convinced it was because my inner flame had been snuffed out ... I knew I would...
    momacods momacods 36-40, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Hi everyone. As I write this I am wide awake

    trying to get some sleep, but failing. I consider myself to be an honourable, kind and loyal person. I follow the rules, I try my best in all areas of my life, yet I am very lonely. I ended an emotionally abusive relationship earlier this year, which allowed me to be myself for...
    Cantthinkofagoodname Cantthinkofagoodname 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 17

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    Yes, I truly believe this!

    I know that even the really difficult things must have a purpose, even if we might ever know what it is, we are always being tested in one way or another ... Our job is to remain faithful & keep pushing through the muck ...
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 13 Responses Jun 20

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    It's funny to think that

    as we get older...u realize that everything does happen for a reason or purpose! When we accept that we're the authors to our own script in life.... You can start to wonder that all that u go thru is meant to be?! Isn't it all a question of attitude though? Instead if getting...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 19 Responses Mar 13

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    I joined EP in the winter to figure out some

    serious problems in my marriage. After much agonizing, I made the decision to divorce my husband of 11 years. The whole experience has been painful and stressful but the uncertainty of what happens next was probably the scariest part for me. I wasn't sure how I was going to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 16

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    so when the people got shot in the movie

    theater, did that happen for a reason? or the girl who was raped and murdered by an illegal alien? sure it gives us the warm fuzzies when something good happens and we claim some celestial reason. but what about the horrible things that happen? just saying....
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 36-40, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    i just want to be happy.

    Is that too much to ask for?
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 22

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    yup, it is called the Law of Cause

    and Effect :) don't worry about it tho
    fartyfartface fartyfartface 22-25, M Jul 18

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    Thinking about what has happened in d past few

    days.. I'm thankful that I got to experience that negative side of people.. Now all iv gotta do is.. See Wat to learn from this Experience.. N Walk from then Even Stronger than Ever Before.
    Mittsie Mittsie 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I believe that every one we meet we meet

    for a reason. We have encountered this specific person for a purpose. We have friends who remain, friends who come in our lives but soon depart and friends who just pass by our daily lives. Even if it is just running into a fellow at a Experience Project (for instance...lol...
    l1skub4n l1skub4n 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Had to leave my job today.

    They made this girl I hate a server before me and I've been her significantly longer than her. I was promised the position, but work place politics rule all I suppose. I feel bad for leaving, these people have been like family, but this just hurts. She has it all and I have...
    idontknow2658 idontknow2658 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    ICash ICash 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    "I was told once that

    when we are given a lesson and we do not learn from the first experience, we continually get the same lesson given to us, and each time we need to face it, it grows, it gets bigger and bigger, we get hurt more and more, until the day comes and we realize what we are doing we...
    Create63 Create63 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    Literally this is my life motto.

    If I lost faith in this nothing would make sense to me anymore. This is the only reason I think bad things happen. Because EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
    UndeadGirl13 UndeadGirl13 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Three years ago, a strange chain of events led

    me unexpectedly to the Facebook profile of the first girl that I ever truly loved. The one I lost and nearly killed myself over, more than 3 decades ago. She may have looked older, but I still recognised her in a heartbeat and it instantly induced the same racing pulse...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 11 Responses Jun 3

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    Unwanted moments or events have their own

    purposes in our lives. It was that which introduced us to certain parts of ourselves, which were hidden thus far, that would otherwise never get enlightened nor healed were it not for the challenges and difficulties that first helped us to reveal them and which also helped us to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 49 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    its funny how life works one day im at the

    lowest point, than other days im on top of the world and luckily im on top today
    codyj74 codyj74 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    This morning I was asked to fix my families

    favorite breakfast, my buttermilk pancakes. As I was preparing all of the ingredients something occurred to me. I had all of the ingredients all separated and measured out. I thought how I would not eat or drink anyone of them individually, especially the buttermilk...yuck...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 11 Responses May 25

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    Most of the time it's

    because people are stupid and make bad decisions.
    paleryder paleryder 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Everything happens for a reason

    and that's the reason I beleive in God so much. Three years ago, I was in such a miserable state. I was studying in the 11th std, and used to go to school more for the mid day meal than studies. Three meals a day was difficult. I stayed with my brother and family and everyday we...
    Mira97 Mira97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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